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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Byron Wei-Xin Zhou — Geneva, 2019-01-04

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Byron Weixin Zhou (© Hongfei Ni)

    Chinese Cross Cultural Festival

    Tong Sang (1923 - 2012): Fair Maiden from Afar (1943)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.4, Etude in F♯ major
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.5, Etude in C♯ minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36


    Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano

    (the original, orchestral program was cancelled)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-09

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Valery Gergiev (source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Opera "Iolanta", op.69 (excerpts)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64


    Valery Gergiev / Mariinsky Orchestra
    Irina Churilova, soprano (Princess Iolanta)
    Najmiddin Mavlyanov, tenor (Count Vaudémont)
    Roman Burdenko, baritone (Duke Robert)
    Mikhail Petrenko, bass (King René)
    Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone (Ibn-Hakia, Moorish Physician)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Joseph-Maurice Weder — Zurich, 2019-01-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Joseph-Maurice Weder (© Viktor Friesen)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "To Be or Not To Be"

    Jannik Giger (*1985): Accelerated for Piano (2017)
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata 1.X.1905
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Sonata V, op.82 (2018)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178


    Joseph-Maurice-Weder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Bern, 2019-01-21

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    4. Kammermusik Bern / "Molto espressivo"

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Benet Casablancas (*1956): String Quartet No.4, "Widmung" (2017)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133


    Cuarteto Casals:

    • Abel Tomàs, violin
    • Vera Martínez Mehner, violin
    • Jonathan Brown, viola
    • Arnau Tomàs, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Martinů Quartet, Karel Košárek — Brugg, 2019-01-26

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Martinů Quartett & Karel Košárek (source: Zimmermannhaus Brugg)

    Chamber Music IV @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1897): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155


    Karel Košárek, piano
    Martinů Quartet:

    • Lubomir Havlák, violin
    • Libor Kaňka, violin
    • Zbyněk Pad'ourek, viola
    • Jitka Vlašánková, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Cosmic Percussion Ensemble
    ——————
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)


    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Sonata No.4 in E minor, op.70 (1822)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Variations sérieuses in D minor, op.54 (1841)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata No.6 in A major, op.82 (1940)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Ballad in F♯ major, op.19 (1879)


    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alina Bercu — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-01

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu (source: www.alinabercu.com)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7 (1797)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1 (1798)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.7 in C♯ minor, op.27/1, CT 114 (1836)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.8 in D♭ major, op.27/2, CT 115 (1836)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1875 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 (1896)


    Alina Bercu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alice di Piazza — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alice di Piazza (© David Marchon)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen", op.122/6 (1896)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Two Romances from op.28 (1839)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen", op.122/10 (1896)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 7 Fantasias, op.116 (1892)


    Alice di Piazza, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Deszö Ránki — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    17:15Wetzikon, KZO

    Dezsö Ránki (© Szilvia Csibi)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in B♭ major, Hob.XVI/41 (1784)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M.58 (1909)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Sonatine, M.40 (1903 - 1905)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Vol.I from "For Children", Sz.42, BB 53 (Version 1945)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz.57, BB 67 (1915)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Suite, op.14, Sz.62, BB 70 (1916)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in E♭ major, Hob.XVI/49 (1790)


    Deszö Ránki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna Avdeeva (© Harald Hoffman)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Estampes, L.100 (1903)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47, CT 4 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.36 in A minor, op.59/1, CT 86 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.37 in A♭ major, op.59/2, CT 87 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.38 in F♯ minor, op.59/3, CT 88 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Prélude in C♯ minor, op.45, CT 190 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39, CT 199 (1839)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition


    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Beatrice Rana, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zürich — Zurich, 2019-02-10

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Philharmonic Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony in C major, D.944, "Great C major"


    Fabio Luisi — Philharmonia Zürich
    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Michael Gläser, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2019-02-10

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie & Michael Gläser

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Motet "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Praeludium in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Kyrie, Gloria from Cantus missae
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fest und Gedenksprüche (Festival and Commemoration Sentences), op.109
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet in F major "Ave Maria", WAB 6
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet (Graduale) in C major "Locus iste", WAB 23
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Fugue in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Sanctus, Agnus Dei from Cantus missae


    Michael Gläser / Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Alex Jellici, cello
    Markus Bernhard, violone
    Marco Amherd, organ

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2019-03-01

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.443
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in A major, K.208
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.29
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.435
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.3 in B♭ major, op.9/3, CT 110
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.13 in C minor, op.48/1, CT 120
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): No.2, Prélude in C♯ minor, from Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes Nos.1 - 7 from 10 Préludes, op.23
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): 24 Préludes, op.28


    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Orion String Trio (© Marco Borggreve)

    Chamber Music V @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563
    Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Trio (1985)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Trio in C minor, op.9/3


    Orion String Trio:

    • Soyoung Yoon, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Benjamin Gregor-Smith, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Artemis Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-15

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Artemis Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Adagio for Strings, op.11a (1937), from the String Quartet, op.11 (1936)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): String Quartet No.2 in C major, op.36 (1945)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden" (1824)


    Artemis Quartet:

    • Vineta Sareika, violin
    • Anthea Kreston, violin
    • Gregor Sigl, viola
    • Eckart Runge, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quartetto Energie Nove — Lugano, 2019-03-16

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quartetto Energie Nove (source: energienove.com)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.92
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): String Quartet No.1, "Rispetti e strambotti" (1920)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Quartetto Energie Nove:

    • Hans Liviabella, violin
    • Barbara Ciannamea, violin
    • Ivan Vukčević, viola
    • Felix Vogelsang, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Modigliani — Lugano, 2019-03-17

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Modigliani Quartet (© Modigliani Quartet)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D minor, op.76/2, "Fifths"
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): "Terra memoria", for String Quartet (2007)
    Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51/2


    Quatuor Modigliani:

    • Amaury Coeytaux, violin
    • Loïc Rio, violin
    • Laurent Marfaing, viola
    • François Kieffer, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-03-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Marie Lys, soprano / Céline Latour Monnier, piano
    ——————
    Rolf Liebermann (1910 - 1999): "Furioso" for big orchestra (1947)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "The Titan"


    Sakari Oramo / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
    Martin Fröst, clarinet

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor, Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2019-03-24

    17:00Basel, Martinskirche

    Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor (© Zlatko Mićić)

    A Swiss King (Basel Sinfonietta / Basler Bach-Chor)

    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Symphonic Psalm "Le Roi David", H.37 (1921/1923)


    Joachim Krause — Basel Sinfonietta
    Basler Bach-Chor
    Gudrun Sidonie Otto
    , soprano
    Sofia Pavone, mezzosoprano
    Dino Lüthy, tenor
    Örs Kisfaludy, narrator

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Kern — Zurich, 2019-03-27

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Olga Kern (© Dale Steadman)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Special Concert

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Études-Tableaux, opp.33 & 39 — selection
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes, op.3/2, op.23, op.32  — selection, 8 Préludes
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): 3 Preludes (1926)
    Earl Wild (1915 - 2010): "Fascinating Rhythm" from Seven Virtuoso Études on Popular Songs by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Moment Musicaux, op.16 — 4. Moment Musical in E minor, Presto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de salon op.10 — 3. Barcarolle in G minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 — 5. Polichinelle in F♯ minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1871 - 1915): 2 Études from 8 Études, op.42
    Mily Balakirev (1837 - 1910): Oriental Fantasy "Islamey", op.18


    Olga Kern, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Akilone — Bern, 2019-04-01

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Akilone (© Laurent Monlaü)

    7. Kammermusik Bern — "Mozart Meets Brahms"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.2 in D major, K.155 (134a)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465, "Dissonances"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): String Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.51/1


    Quatuor Akilone:

    • Emeline Concé, violin
    • Elise de Bendelac, violin
    • Louise Desjardins, viola
    • Lucie Mercat, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Zurich, 2019-04-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leonidas Kavakos (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Paul Handschke, cello & Mathias Clausen, piano
    ——————
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Summernight for String Orchestra, op.58
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Denis Matsuev, Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala — Lucerne, 2019-04-11

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Denis Matsuev (source: matsuev.com; © 2011)

    Lucerne Easter Festival

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B♭ minor, op.23
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) / orch. Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Pictures at an Exhibition


    Riccardo Chailly / Filarmonica della Scala
    Denis Matsuev, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Zürich, 2019-04-12

    19:30Zurich, St.Anna-Kapelle

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Pacific Quartet Vienna / Zurich Series

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Eszter Major, violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Oratorienchor & Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen — St.Gallen, 2019-04-14

    17:30St.Gallen, St.Laurenzenkirche

    Uwe Münch (© Oratorienchor St.Gallen)

    Oratorienchor St.Gallen, 162. Palmsonntagskonzert

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Oratorio “Elias” (Elijah), op.70, MWV A 25


    Uwe Münch / Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen
    Peter Schöne, baritone
    Angela Vallone, soprano
    Dorottya Láng, mezzosoprano
    Paul Schweinester, tenor
    Oratorienchor St.Gallen

    → Blog Review (for ratings see post)


  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zürich, 2019-04-17

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johannes-Passion / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245


    Florian Helgath / Orchestra La Scintilla
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Eugénie Warnier, soprano
    Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto
    Angelo Pollak, tenor
    Ludwig Mittelhammer, bass (Jesus)
    Aleksander Nohr, bass (arias)

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Windisch AG, 2019-04-21

    17:00Windisch AG, Reformed Church

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg: Easter Sunday Concert

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor "à Georges Enesco", op.27/3, "Ballade"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.13 in B♭ major, "Le Rire du Diable"
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.24 in A minor (Theme and Variations)


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Kogima/Fajdiga/Conus/Kliuchko — Zurich, 2019-04-30

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    International Engadin Piano Summer Academy (source: www.musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Charity Concert, Orphanhealthcare Foundation
    Students of the Engadin International Piano Summer Academy 2017

    • Richard Octaviano Kogima (Brazil)
      • Johann  Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808
    • Meta Fajdiga (Slovenia)
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Consolation No.3 in D♭ major, S.172/3
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Années de Pèlerinage, 2me Année – Italie": No.7, Après une lecture du Dante, S.161/7
    • Jérémie Conus (Switzerland)
      • Frank Martin (1890 - 1974): Eight Préludes (1947/1948) — Jérémie Conus
    • Aleksandr Kliuchko (Russia)
      • Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Gaspard de la nuit, M.55 — Alexandr Kliuchko

    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Concert: Sitkovetsky Trio — Brugg, 2019-05-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Sitkovetsky Trio (© Vinci Ng)

    Chamber Music VI @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 


    Sitkovetsky Trio:

    • Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
    • Isang Enders, cello
    • Wu Qian, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Concert: Wu Wei, Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Muttenz, 2019-05-05

    19:00Basel / Muttenz, Pantheon

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Leuchtende Garage (Luminous Garage)

    Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931): Musica Luminosa per Orchestra (1984)
    Bernd Richard Deutsch (*1977): "Phaenomena", Music for Sheng and Orchestra (2019, World Premiere)
    Isang Yun (1917 - 1995): Symphony II in Three Movements (1984, Swiss Premiere)


    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Wu Wei, sheng

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchester vom See — Zürich, 2019-05-10

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Schubert & Stüssi / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Mass in E♭ major, D.950
    Fritz Stüssi (1874 - 1923): Oratorio "Vergehen und Auferstehen"


    Florian Helgath / Orchester vom See
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Hannah Morrison, soprano
    Ingeborg Danz, alto
    Fabio Trümpy, tenor
    Tiago Oliveira, tenor II
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Hermès — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-05-12

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Quatuor Hermès (© Svend Anderson, 2017)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.4 in C minor, op.18/4
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804, "Rosamunde"


    Quatuor Hermès:

    • Omer Bouchez, violin
    • Elise Liu, violin
    • Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola
    • Anthony Kondo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Concert: Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony — Zurich, 2019-05-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Jakub Hrůša (source: jakubhrusa.com, © IMG Artists)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Má Vlast, JB 1:112


    Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Concert: Trio Alba — Bern, 2019-05-20

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Alba (© Kanizaj Marija-m.)

    9. Kammermusik Bern — "Himmelserscheinungen (Heavenly Appearances)"

    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 (1827)
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64 (1855 / 1857)


    Trio Alba:

    • Livia Sellin, violin
    • Philipp Comploi, cello
    • Chengcheng Zhao, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2019-05-21

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: scherbakov.ch; photo © Jen-Pin)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Beethoven's Last Piano Works

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli (Diabelli Variations), op.120
    • 11 Bagatelles, op.119
    • 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    • Rondo a capriccio "Die Wut über den verlornen Groschen" (The Rage over the Lost Penny), op.129

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Concert: Vernikov, Piccotti, Voltchok, Čepaitė / YES Orchestra — Basel, 2019-05-23

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Konzertgesellschaft / Coop-Sinfoniekonzert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, op.56, "Triple Concerto"
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.1 in C minor, op.11


    Adrija Čepaitė — YES Orchestra
    Pavel Vernikov, violin
    Erica Piccotti, cello
    Anastasia Voltchok, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Concert: Szymon Nehring, Timothy Ridout, David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2019-05-24

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    David Zinman (source: picasa; © David Zinman)

    Young Soloists On Stage — Orpheum Foundation

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15
    William Walton (1902 - 1983): Viola Concerto (1929)
    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"


    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra
    Szymon Nehring
    , piano
    Timothy Ridout, viola

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (© Frans Jansen)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (17:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano)
    ——————
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Pastorale d’été, H.31 (1920)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op.54
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73


    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Yuja Wang
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Isabelle Faust — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-06-02

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Isabelle Faust (© A.Savin, Wikimedia Commons)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich, Extrakonzert: "J.S. Bach – Marathon"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "Sei Solo" — Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

    • Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    • Partita No.1 for Violin solo in B minor, BWV 1002
    • Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
      (intermission)
    • Partita No.3 for Violin solo in E major, BWV 1006
    • Sonata No.3 for Violin solo in C major, BWV 1005
    • Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004

    Isabelle Faust, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent — Lucerne, 2019-06-17

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Philippe Herreweghe (source: Facebook)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Mass in B minor, BWV 232


    Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent
    Dorothee Mields, soprano
    Hana Blažiková, soprano
    Alex Potter, altus
    Thomas Hobbs, tenor
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Münchenstein, 2019-06-23

    19:00Basel / Münchenstein, Freilagerplatz

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Stadt Musik (City Music)

    Heiner Goebbels (*1952): Surrogate Cities (1994)


    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Jocelyn B. Smith, voice
    David Moss, voice

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019

    Concert: Bohren, Uszynski, Demenga — Brugg, 2019-07-21

    17:00Brugg, Ref. Stadtkirche

    Thomas Demenga, 2014 (© Ismael Lorenzo)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Trio in B♭ major, D.471
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ major, K.563


    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Thomas Demenga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Bomsori Kim, Michail Lifits — Lucerne, 2019-09-10

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Michail Lifits (© Felix Broede)

    Bomsori Kim (© Harald Hoffmann @ Deutsche Grammophon)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, op.105
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Three Pieces from "6 Pieces for Violin and Piano", op.79
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis
    Franz Waxman (1906 - 1967): Carmen Fantasie


    Bomsori Kim, violin
    Michail Lifits, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Esmé Quartet — Lucerne, 2019-09-12

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Esmé Quartet (© Sihoo Kim 2018)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.6 in F minor, op.80
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D. 887


    Esmé Quartet:

    • Wonhee Bae, violin
    • Yuna Ha, violin
    • Jiwon Kim, viola
    • Ye-eun Heo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Stephen Waarts, Juan Pérez Floristán, Howard Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra — Zurich, 2019-09-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Juan Pérez Floristán, 2017-02-07 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Stephen Waarts, London, September 2017

    Young Soloists on Stage / Orpheum Foundation

    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19a
    Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899): Poème, op.25 for Violin and Orchestra
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): "Rhapsody in Blue" for Piano and Orchestra (Orchestration: Ferde Grofé, 1942)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): The Gadfly Suite, op.97a (Excerpts)


    Howard Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra
    Stephen Waarts, violin
    Juan Pérez Floristán, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-09-21

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital I

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.2/1
    • Piano Sonata No.2 in A major, op.2/2
    • Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, op.2/3
    • Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-09-22

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.9 in C major, op.59/3, "Razumovsky III"


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Gavriel Lipkind, Adrija Čepaitė / YES Orchestra — Basel, 2019-09-26

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Gavriel Lipkind (source: Facebook)

    Konzert der Konzertgesellschaft Basel

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, op.129
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60


    Adrija Čepaitė — YES Orchestra
    Gavriel Lipkind, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★) -->


  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet & Castalian String Quartet — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-09-28

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Castalian String Quartet (© Kaupo Kikkas)

    Merel Quartett (© Hannes Heinzer)

    Top Klassik Zürcher Oberland

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.41/2
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Octet in E♭ major, op.20


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    Castalian String Quartet:

    • Sini Simonen, violin
    • Daniel Roberts, violin
    • Charlotte Bonneton, viola
    • Christopher Graves, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Duo Recital Alissa Margulis & Luís Magalhães — Zurich, 2019-10-08

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Luis Magalhães (© Adriaan Fuchs, 2013, All Rights reserved)

    Alissa Margulis (© Petra Benovsky)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH

    Eugène Ysaÿe (1865 - 1918): Poème élégiaque in D minor, op.12
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18, TrV 151
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): 4 Romantic Pieces in G minor, op.75, B.150
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis


    Alissa Margulis, violin
    Luís Magalhães, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Solo Recital @ Schloss Uster, 2019-10-13

    17:00Uster, Schloss

    Sebastian Bohren, Windisch, 2019-04-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Klassik im Schloss — Violine Solo

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004
    Lucas F. Jordan (Brazil, London, Zurich): "Passagalia" for Violin solo (2006)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): 1. "Kaddich" from Deux mélodies hébraïques, M.A22 (arr. Yehudi Menuhin)
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor “à Georges Enescu“, op.27/3, “Ballade“
    Rachel Fortin (*1980, Prague): Abyss of Anxiety, for Violin solo
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): III. Andante from Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Carmina Quartett — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-10-20

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Carmina Quartett (source: carminaquartet.com)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.76/5
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"


    Carmina Quartett:

    • Matthias Enderle, violin
    • Agata Lazarczyk, violin
    • Wendy Champney, viola
    • Chiara Samatanga, cello

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  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-10-26

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital II

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1
    • Piano Sonata No.6 in F major, op.10/2
    • Piano Sonata No.7 in D major, op.10/3
    • Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13, "Pathétique"

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Oberon Trio — Brugg, 2019-11-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Oberon Trio (© Maike Helbig)

    Chamber Music II — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Trio No.37 in D minor, Hob.XV:23
    Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990): "Vitebsk" for Piano Trio (1929)
    Toshio Hosokawa (*1955): Piano Trio (2013 / 2017)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Trio No.2 in F major, op.80


    Oberon Trio:

    • Henja Semmler, violin
    • Antoaneta Emanuilova, cello
    • Jonathan Aner, piano

    → Event Website
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  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    Basel Sinfonietta — Münchenstein / Basel, 2019-11-03

    19:00Dreispitzhalle, Münchenstein / Basel

    Baldur Brönnimann @ Pantheon, Muttenz/Basel, 2019-05-05 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Basel Sinfonietta — "Auf zur Polonaise"

    Piotr Roemer (*1988): "Phantasm" for Symphony Orchestra and Electronics (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Cécile Marti (*1973): Ballet "Seeing Time 1" (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Paweł Hendrich (*1979): "Absusurrus" for Flute and Orchestra (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Oscar Bianchi (*1975): "Exordium" for Symphonic Orchestra (2016)


    Baldur BrönnimannBasel Sinfonietta
    Łukasz Długosz, flute

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piemontesi, Mena / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-11-13

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Juanjo Mena (© Michal Novak)

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Marco Borggreve)

    Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) — "Hungary, Sounds of Home"

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Symphony No.88 in G major, Hob.I:88
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125
    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz.113 / BB 118
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967): Variations on the Hungarian folk song Fölszállott a páva (The Peacock Roared), 1939


    Juanjo MenaLucerne Symphony Orchestra
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Dmytro Choni — Zurich, 2019-11-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETHZ

    Dmytro Choni (source: dmytrochoni.com; © Dmytro Choni)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "Romantic Songs and Tales"

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 2 Rhapsodies, op.79
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Gesänge der Frühe, op.133
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Années de Pèlerinage, 2me Année – Italie" — No.7, Après une lecture du Dante, S.161/7
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 6 Romances, op.38: No.3, “Daisies”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 12 Romances, op.21: No.5, “Lilacs”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16: No.4, Presto in E minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36


    Dmytro Choni, piano

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  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Lucerne, 2019-11-20

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 4 Sonatas

    • Sonata in D major, K.443
    • Sonata in A major, K.208
    • Sonata in D major, K.29
    • Sonata in D major, K.435

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Four Impromptus, op.posth.142, D.935
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): No.2, Prélude in C♯ minor, from Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): From 10 Préludes, op.23

    • Prélude in F♯ minor, op.23/1
    • Prélude in B♭ major, op.23/2
    • Prélude in D minor, op.23/3
    • Prélude in D major, op.23/4
    • Prélude in G minor, op.23/5
    • Prélude in E♭ major, op.23/6
    • Prélude in C minor, op.23/7

    Claire Huangci, piano

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  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Danae Dörken — Lucerne, 2019-11-21

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Danae Dörken (© Martin Teschner)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): "Images" pour piano, 1ère série
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Huit Nocturnes
    Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946): Fire Dance from the ballet El amor brujo
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58


    Danae Dörken, piano

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  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Alexander Ullman — Lucerne, 2019-11-22

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Alexander Ullman (© Kaupo Kikkas)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 —
    • Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S.173/3
    • Funérailles, S 173/7
    • Cantique d’amour, S 173/10
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Suite from the ballet "The Nutcracker", op.71a , arr. Mikhail Pletnev (*1957)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite “L’oiseau de feu“, arr. Guido Agosti (1901 - 1989) —
    • II. Dance infernale du roi Kastchei
    • VI. Berceuse
    • VII. Finale

    Alexander Ullman, piano

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  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-11-23

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital III

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1
    • Piano Sonata No.10 in G major, op.14/2
    • Piano Sonata No.11 in B♭ major, op.22
    • Piano Sonata No.12 in A♭ major, op.26

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

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  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Brugg, 2019-11-30

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Chamber Music III — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in C major, op.76/3, "Emperor"
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): String Quartet No.2, op.10
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.16 in F major, op.135, "Muss es sein? — Es muss sein!"


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Ronny Spiegel (for Eszter Major), violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

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  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-12-21

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital IV

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.13 in E♭ major, op.27/1
    • Piano Sonata No.14 in C♯ minor, op.27/2 ("Moonlight Sonata")
    • Piano Sonata No.15 in D major, op.28 ("Pastoral")
    • Piano Sonata No.16 in G major, op.31/1

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

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    Blog review planned




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